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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

August 2008Volume 96Number 8Pages 377-428

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Practice News

390
Illinois Law Update

Court affirms sua sponte dismissal of will; Prenatal HIV Prevention Act; implementation of the Green Illinois Government Act; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

398
Estate Planning | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
They're responsible for tedious recordkeeping, and they risk raising the family's ire - even being sued. Who wants this thankless job?
402
Second Amendment / Local Government | By
Christopher Keleher
The U.S. Supreme Court's robust reading of the right to keep and bear arms places handgun-banning ordinances in peril.
408
Tort Law | By
April Pruitt-Summers
The Illinois Animal Control Act eliminates the "one bite" rule and makes other changes to the common law of dog attacks.
412
Legal Writing | By
Maria Pellegrino
An appellate law clerk offers pointers and an insider's view of common brief-writing errors.
418
Contracts / UCC | By
John J. D’Attomo
Recent opinions have recognized a buyer's-option contract that obligates sellers to sell without also requiring buyers to buy.

Columns

394
Legislative Roundup | By
Jim Covington
A summary of key legislation passed this spring by the Illinois General Assembly.
417
For New Lawyers :
Changing your name on the master roll of attorneys.
422
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Plan for disasters natural and manmade now, while the river is in its banks.
424
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Research indicates that eyewitness testimony is less reliable than people think.